Google TTS Speech Breakthrough - SAM on Commodore 64

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Google TTS Speech Breakthrough - SAM on Commodore 64

Postby AmbientHaze » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:55 pm

An interesting article on Google's speech generation breakthrough. Bet they haven't heard Alter Ego yet :-D Maybe something in the Whitepaper you can use to improve your products. Believe it's published somewhere. Remember using SAM on a Commodore 64 back in the day. Alter Ego is light years ahead of that old tech.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... eakthrough


SAM Software Automatic Mouth

What is SAM?

Sam is a very small Text-To-Speech (TTS) program written in C, that runs on most popular platforms. It is an adaption to C of the speech software SAM (Software Automatic Mouth) for the Commodore C64 published in the year 1982 by Don't Ask Software (now SoftVoice, Inc.). It includes a Text-To-Phoneme converter called reciter and a Phoneme-To-Speech routine for the final output. It is so small that it will work also on embedded computers. On my computer it takes less than 39KB (much smaller on embedded devices as the executable-overhead is not necessary) of disk space and is a fully stand alone program.

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Re: Google TTS Speech Breakthrough - SAM on Commodore 64

Postby davidv » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:02 pm

Hello

Thanks for the enthusiasm :)
Yeah we are of course aware of both. Not only that but SAM is even part of my documentary on MacinTalk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVo4MHTEQ0
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